We’ve created an ideal place to come for your breast care.
UI Breast Imaging is a national Center of Excellence. Our team uses 3-D mammography and other technologies to provide the most accurate cancer screening.
You can screen for breast cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, mammography is the most common screening test for breast cancer. It provides a low-risk way to determine the existence of cancer in the breast. For some types of cancer, the chances for a complete recovery are greater if found and treated at an early stage.
You and your doctor can determine the right approach to screening for breast cancer based on your age, your health history, and the make up of your breast tissue.
Walk-in mammograms are offered to women over the age of 40 at UI Health Care's Breast Imaging Center located at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: Take Elevator M to Level 4.
We use the latest imaging technology.
The UI Breast Imaging Center offers high quality digital and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT or 3D mammography).
The imaging team includes board-certified radiologists specializing in breast imaging (mammography, ultrasound, MRI) and image-guided biopsies using a needle instead of surgery.
Consider the advantages of tomosynthesis.
Breast tomosynthesis gives doctors a three-dimensional view of the breast by converting digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers.
From these images, a computer builds a three-dimensional image of the breast—one that allows doctors to “pull away” layers of the image to get a more complete view of all the breast tissue because finer details are more visible.
A mammogram using breast tomosynthesis works much the same as a standard mammogram with the addition of a sweep by the X-ray arm in a slight arc over the breast, taking several pictures in just seconds.